|ND||Signed into law 04/2013||Postsec.||Authorizations to Operate Postsecondary Institutions|
Creates and enacts chapter 15-18.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to authority of the state board of higher education to provide authorizations to operate postsecondary educational institutions offering instruction at the associate in arts level or...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||Postsec.|
|Fraudulent Postsecondary Degrees|
Relates to a fraudulent postsecondary education degree; to create the crime of the unlawful production, manufacture, distribution, or possession of a fraudulent postsecondary education degree; to provide for definitions; to provide for an effective date; and t...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2010||Postsec.|
Prohibits a person that holds itself out to the public in any way as a legitimate institution of higher education from using the term "college" or "university" in its name unless the person provides an educational program for which it awards an associate or hi...
|AL||Adopted 03/2010||Postsec.||Postsecondary Course Offerings by Non-Accredited Institutions|
Defines "non-accredited institution" as an institution not accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or Council on Higher Education Accreditation. Requires a non-accredited institution seeking to offer degree programs in Alabama to...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2010||Postsec.||Proprietary Schools|
Provides for the accreditation, regulation and licensing of proprietary schools; authorizes a proprietary school to sell goods or services produced or provided by a student provided that, among other things, money from the sale of the goods or services is used...
|TX||Adopted 11/2009||Postsec.||Degree-Granting Colleges and Universities|
19 TAC 18.104.22.168 -.13
Establishes new rules concerning degree-granting colleges and universities other than Texas public institutions. As stated in the August 7, 2009 Register, "The intent of the re-write is to provide greater transparency of the rules regarding the operation of ou...
|ID||Adopted 06/2009||Postsec.||Registration of Postsecondary Institutions|
Clarifies that postsecondary institutions need to register to ensure they are legitimate degree granting institutions and that proprietary schools are legitimate.
|OR||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||Diploma Mills|
Limits the exemption of certain post-secondary schools and separately accredited campuses from degree requirements of Office of Degree Authorization to nonprofit schools. Chapter 172
|OR||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.||Diploma Mills|
Prohibits person who receives degree from diploma mill from using disclaimer to claim or represent that person possesses academic degree; declares emergency, effective on passage. Chapter 173
|OR||Signed into law 05/2009||Postsec.|
Requires school that confers or offers to confer academic degree to be licensed as career school for course or program that does not lead to academic degree until the school meets specified requirements; clarifies the types of schools subject to career school ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||Postsec.|
|Diplomas from Private Colleges and Universities|
Clarifies the authority related to the authorization to do business for private colleges or universities, bible colleges, and seminaries; permits the Commission on Higher Education to establish fees payable by institutions related to the administration of degr...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.||Fraudulent Academic Credentials|
Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor (a fine up to $2,500 and/or up to 12 months in jail) to issue or manufacture a fraudulent academic credential or knowingly using a fraudulent academic credential to obtain employment, promotion, licensure, or admission to an inst...
|Postsecondary Institution Diploma and Degree Requirements|
COMAR 13B.02.02.02-.08, .10-.19, .21, .22
Requires the Maryland Higher Education Commission to establish minimum requirements for issuing certificates, diplomas, and degrees by public and nonpublic institutions of postsecondary education.
A. The requirements in this chapter apply to all degree-granti...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2007||Postsec.||Purchase and Sale of Academic Degrees|
Prohibits the purchase and sale of academic degrees wherein the degree is obtained on the basis of a combination of a payment of a fee and the attainment of academic credit for so-called life experiences, without the applicant undertaking any coursework.
|CT||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.|
|Accreditation and Diploma Mill Oversight|
Concerns enhanced enforcement authority by the Department of Higher Education; provides the Board of Governors of Higher Education and the Commissioner of Higher Education with enhanced enforcement authority regarding colleges and universities which are operat...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.|
Allows the Student Assistance Commission to terminate activities of diploma mills and operation of post-secondary accrediting bodies not recognized by United States Department of Education; defines diploma mill; removes the authority of the commission to subst...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption - Concurrently Proposed 08/2006||Postsec.||Registration of Postsecondary Institutions and Proprietary Schools|
Repeals existing section 08.01.11 in its entirety. Sets forth the registration requirements for postsecondary educational institutions that are required to register with the Idaho State Board of Education ("Board") under Section 33-2402 and -2403 of Idaho Code...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||Postsec.|
|False Academic Credentials|
Declares that a person is guilty of issuing a false academic credential if the person knowingly: (1) Grants or awards a false academic credential or offers to grant or award a false academic credential in violation of this act; (2) Represents that a credit ear...
|TX||Adopted 02/2006||Postsec.||Fictitious, Fraudulent or Substandard Degrees|
19 TAC 1.7.A.7.3
Adds new definitions pertaining to "fictitious degree," "fraudulent or substandard degree," "protected term." TEXAS 98741...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2005||Postsec.||Authentic credentials in education|
Prohibits the issuance or manufacture of false academic credentials.
|OR||Signed into law 07/2005||Postsec.||Disclaimers for Degrees from Non-Approved Institutions|
Allows a person who holds a degree from a post-secondary institution that is not accredited or approved by the Office of Degree Authorization to claim or represent that a person has an academic degree if a disclaimer is included. Directs that Oregon Student As...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||Postsec.|
|Fraudulent or Substandard Degrees|
Adds Sec. 61.3021. Requires Texas Higher education Coordinating Board (board) by rule to establish a process for reviewing and approving a degree conferred by a person described by Section 61.302(11)(B) or (C). Requires the review process to include a determi...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2005||Postsec.|
|Private Postsecondary Institution Operations|
Relates to fees provided to the state board for career and technical education for authorizations to operate private postsecondary institutions; relates to the authorizations to operate private postsecondary institutions and use of false academic degrees; prov...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||Postsec.||Private Postsecondary Education Reform|
Relates to the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989. Defines nationally accredited institution to mean an institution that provides a degree, diploma or certificate and that is accredited by a recognized national institutional accr...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2004||Postsec.|
|Higher Education False Credentials|
Prohibits the use of false credentials in higher education. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0825.pdf...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.||False Academic Degrees|
Concerns criminal offenses; creates Class A misdemeanor for person who knowingly issues, sells or manufactures false academic degree; creates Class C misdemeanor for individual who knowingly uses or claims to have false academic degree to obtain employment, pr...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||Postsec.||Degree Granting Institutions|
Ensures the quality of degree-granting institutions of higher education; relates to the accreditation of and site inspections of such institutions; requires public dissemination of information regarding entities that sell or award degrees without requiring app...
|OR||Rule Adoption 10/2003||Postsec.||Definitions of School Types|
OAR 583-050-0006, -0011, -0016, -0031, -0040, -0021
Revises definitions of school types to classify degree-issuing entities as standard, substandard, or diploma mill. Establishes fee schedule for degree validations and school information. OREGON REG 24799 (SN)...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||Postsec.||False Academic Degrees|
Provides it is unlawful for a person to knowingly manufacture or produce a false academic degree or for a person to knowingly use a false academic degree for the purpose of obtaining employment or admission to an Illinois institution of higher learning or admi...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2003||Postsec.||False Academic Credentials|
Relates to the issuance, manufacture, and use of false academic degrees or certifications; provides a penalty....